The Denton Mini Maker Faire is a family friendly, educational event happening this Saturday at the Denton Civic Center. DMMF allows attendees to see some of behind the scenes processes that makers of all sorts of things (electronics, jewelry, art, drones, etc...) go through in order to create. The event is basically a celebration of all things inventive and resourceful. You could probably throw in the term "nerdy" in there and you wouldn't be wrong, but that isn't a bad thing at all. Read on to find what out the Denton Mini Maker Faire is and why it should be on your "to do list" for this weekend.
The Denton Mini Maker Faire looks to promote the work (and thought processes) of local creatives through educational exhibits that are hands-on and engaging. The idea behind the event dates back eleven years to the original Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA. Since then, it has spread across multiple cities, each with their own, unique brand of makers. With a plethora of thinkers, doers, and weirdos, Denton is a natural host to such an event.
This year, will be no slouch, as plenty of great organizations will be fronting several interesting booths and workshops on Saturday. We're pretty pumped for quite a few of them.
UNT's "The Factory" group will be making all sorts of arduino and Little Bits-related projects. Denton ISD's Commercial Photography class will be on hand with a colored shadows photo booth. The Denton Public Library will be representing The Forge, their work-space (at the North Branch) that specializes in electronics, robotics, web design, print design, digital art, animation, video editing, coding, small business solutions, and 3D printing. SavvieDesign, local jewelry maker will be showcasing her laser cutting and beautiful handmade products. The Perot Museum will have an interactive project. You can even learn about drone building with one group. Oh, and our buddies at Nerd Nite Denton will be on hand and they are always a wealth of information. If that isn't enough for you, you can check out the full list here, but believe us when we say there is something there for everyone, no matter what your interest is.
The 2nd annual Denton Mini Maker Faire takes place on Saturday, October 8th at the Denton Civic Center from 10am - 4pm. Tickets for adults are $7 and children 10 and under are free. The Denton Civic Center is located at 321 E McKinney St. The event is put on by SCRAP Denton, UNT Libraries, and the TWU School of Management. Sponsors include SCRAP Denton, University of North Texas Library, Texas Woman’s University, Denton Public Library, Kubos, and Pan Ector Industries. For more information, the full maker lineup, schedule of workshops, and to purchase tickets, check out dentonmakerfaire.com or follow them on their Facebook page.